YOU PLAY WITH IT!
So I was reading on a fellow Type 1 mom's blog (HERE) about a month or so ago. Her daughter Kacey's glucagon had expired. This prompted me to check Sydney's glucagon expiration date.
Definition of glucagon: A hormone that raises the blood glucose level. When someone with diabetes has a very low blood glucose level, a glucagon injection can help raise the blood glucose quickly. It is like a diabetic's life insurance. You hope you don't have to use it but you are glad you have it if needed. You would use this if a person's blood sugar is so low that they are unresponsive. They can't eat or drink anything to bring sugar levels up. This shot tells the liver to release all the body's stored glucose to quickly bring up sugar levels so, obviously, you don't want this to be expired. Ok on with my story...
Well, sure enough, Syd's was expired. We ordered some more and it came a couple of weeks ago. We still had our 2 old glucagon kits. We wondered what to do with them. Loren had a brilliant idea that we should play with them! Great idea! We hated to just throw them out...at $85 a piece, we had to do something with them. We decided to go with Loren's fun idea. We quickly made a diabetic Orange-Sydney...see below.
~Preparing to create our diabetic Orange Sydney.
~Presenting Sydney and Orange Sydney!
~~Oh no Orange Sydney is unresponsive...her blood sugar is low.
~Get the glucagon. She needs this shot! We must save her.
~Sydney preparing to inject Orange Sydney with the life saving glucagon!
~Sorry it's upside down! Syd and dad injecting in the thigh.
~Oh whew the glucagon worked...see that smile?
~ Sydney says, "Welcome back Orange Sydney."
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